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The stage is set for the prestigious Mail & Guardian Young South Africans Awards Ceremony tomorrow (June 29) at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park.

Four of the City of Ekurhuleni gems are set to be honored amongst the 200 young South Africans all under the age of 35 for the remarkable work done in their communities.

Ekurhuleni rolled out a series of youth programmes to empower young people throughout the month of June to encourage them to participate in the mainstream economy.

Some of the city's cream of the crop to lookout for on the night of the awards include:

Zwelethu Ndlovu from Boksburg, a force to be reckoned with in the entrepreneurial field, a proud owner of the multimillion-rand East Rand Toilet Hire business. His business has made a significant mark in the events and construction industries. Ndlovu' s company is currently hiring ten people on permanent basis.

Zweli' s goal is to grow the business into the largest black-owned toilet hire company in the country, worth in excess of R100- to R200-million.

Motheo Khoaripe is a shining star from Daveyton that keeps the country captivated on the television screens every night as ENCA's business news bulletin anchor.

Motheo's humble beginnings, perseverance and hard work has set him up to be recognized amongst the greatest young people the city prides itself with.

Kwandile Sikhosana a born book worm from Daveyton is a Co-founder and Chairperson of the Daveyton Book Club, an organization that seeks to address illiteracy by establishing mini-libraries and book clubs for disadvantaged communities through partnerships with community developers across the country.

The organization hosts various campaigns from feeding the homeless and clothing street kids, to providing free basic project management training as well as computer and entrepreneurship skills

Leandra Pinho is a young pilot who is expected to be fly high Ekurhuleni's flag at the prestigious night of the awards. The 26 years has has just reached a milestone of 1 000 flying hours.

She flies all across Africa, including in war zones in western and central Africa.

The brave Leandro has been involved in military operations, stayed in military camps, slept on a stretcher in the middle of the desert, and had runways bombed while attempting to land.

She's flown in bulletproof vests, and cooked food underneath the wing of an aircraft with one firelighter and one sticks of match in 50-degree heat.

The brilliance of our country's young movers and shakers will be celebrated by the City of Ekurhuleni in partnership with the Mail and Guardian under the theme: "Celebrating the Excellence of Our Future Leaders."

Details of the MAIL & GUARDIAN 200 YOUNG SOUTH AFRICAN AWARDS are as follows:

Date: June 29, 2017

Time: 18:00 for 18:30

Venue: Emperors Palace (Senate 1)

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